January 10, 2018
Moving on up! Stephanie March buys $34.6 MILLION penthouse with tech investor husband complete with a basketball court and golf simulator after her contentious split from Bobby Flay
Former Law & Order: SVU star Stephanie March and her husband Daniel Benton are the proud new owners of a stunning Penthouse in New York City.
The actress and the tech investor shelled out $34.6 million for two apartments at the Shephard building, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Together, the combined residences will give the couple just under 7,000-square-feet of living space and just shy of 3,500-square-feet of outdoor terrace.
It was a new start for March who had recently gone through a contentious divorce form celebrity chef Bobby Flay when she was introduced to Benton via a mutual friend.
Benton, founder of Andor Capital Management that has stakes in Tesla, Facebook, Alphabet, Netflix and Amazon, is also a divorcee who once shared a $39 million Park Avenue Penthouse with first wife.
The couple’s new home boasts five bedrooms including a gorgeous master suite.
One of the terraces features an outdoor kitchen with stunning views.
The apartments have mahogany cabinetry and white oak herringbone-style floors.
Residents of the 12-story building also have use of upscale facilities that include a gym, a half basketball court, a golf simulator, two spas and a paneled library opening onto a garden.
Originally a warehouse built in the 1800’s, the Shephard has 38 mostly condo units and is located in a prime spot in the West Village.
March and Flay separated in March 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
The pair battled acrimoniously for months over a clause in their prenuptial agreement that stipulated the actress would only receive $5,00-a-month alimony in the event that the marriage failed.
In the end, they resolved their differences privately and amicably, finalizing their divorce in July 2015.
March and Benton tied the knot September 3 at their home in Katonah, New York, surrounded by family and a few close friends.